I found these blog through a post by Chris Brogan’s post on What Facebook Fan Pages Taught Me About Relationships. Here he talks about the “problem” of reaching the 5000 friend Facebook limit and having to start a fan page. It seems that 5000 friends is an oxymoron and a fan page is more appropriate at that level.
I found a solution for Chris and those who are approaching the 5000 friend limit. Burger King has a promotion offering Facbook users a free Whopper (value: about $3.70) if they delete 10 of their friends. See the NYT - The Value of a Facebook Friend? About 37 Cents. Your friends can get you into the growing group of over weight Americans. I once read that it takes six glasses of a good Bordeaux to counter the cholesterol in a Whopper or Big Mac. perhaps it they throw that in...
Anyway, I was more interested in learning about some top blogs that cover Facebook. Here they are:
Inside Facebook is an independent blog based in Palo Alto, California, focusing on Facebook and the Facebook Platform for developers and marketers. Inside Facebook was started by Justin Smith in April 2006 as the first blog focused on tracking Facebook and the Facebook economy. In 2007, he wrote the Facebook Marketing Bible, the most widely referenced book on Facebook marketing today.
Why Facebook is written by Mari Smith with sub title, social networking for fun and profits. There was no shortage of self promotion here. I learned about the Shorty Awards that honors the best producers of short (140 characters or less, on Twitter) content in 2008. There are many categories (e.g., sports, news, food, personal photography weird). Mari was pushing her readers to vote for her. It is too late for the initial tally as the initial round of voting, which will last until midnight December 31,
However, as Tech Crunch writes the “five Tweeters with the most nominations in each category will take part in a final round between January 5th and 14th. An awards ceremony will be held in New York in late January, where the winners of the “most important categories” (the site doesn’t say what qualifies as important) will be able to deliver acceptance speeches in person or via video in 140 characters or less.”
How do they say this with a straight face? What is next? Perhaps the Oscars should adopt this principle to avoid overly long acceptance speeches, as our attention spans get shorter.